COoL Projects

COoL members regularly collaborate on exciting creative projects. Our most recent collaboration was our Black History Month Festival in October 2019. If you would like to collaborate with COoL on a project, please get in touch.

COoL Creates- International Youth Day

As part of COoL Creates,  celebrated International Youth Day  showcasing and highlighting work created by and for young people, to a large and diverse audience, who might not otherwise see such work. This  included:dot-art Schools showcase; winning art works from 56 primary, secondary and special schools across the city region, The Windows Project with their ever-popular Amazing Push Poem Machine, and the  Tickle the Ivories programme, managed by Open Culture, staged a specially created unique performance by local composer and young pianists.

Chinese Labour Corps project

COoL Black History Month Festival- 1919 Race Riots

In October we received a project grant from Arts Council England for 5 COoL organisations: Writing on the Wall, First Take, Tmesis Theatre, Pagoda Arts and Liverpool Irish Festival to work on a series of events for Wow’s Black History Month Festival, marking the centenery of Liverpool’s 1919 Race Riots.

We reached:

2988 Audience members

517431 People digitally

Worked with 117 Participants

And 28 artists

 The festival managed to provide audiences with a range of activities that considered the history and heritage of black communities nationally but particularly in Liverpool and their legacy within the city.

We did this through a number of collaborative events:

  • Curated by LIF, a day of 3 story-releasing sessions led by Black, Chinese and Irish leaders reaching 64 participants.
  • Animated Walking tours from WoW with performance from Tmesis Theatre, bringing the history of the 1919 Race Riots in Liverpool to life, following the tragic journey of Charles Wotten.
  • An AR trail created by First Take with soundtrack from pagoda Arts: A poignant and moving retelling of the 1919 Race Riots in Liverpool, on the streets where it took place. Audience could visit the Augmented Reality (AR) trail and find the signs on the streets that were brought to life using a mobile device

A series of talks and events curated by Writing on the Wall

COoL Creates- Building Blocks to Freedom

Building Blocks to Freedom responded to national and international political, social and cultural developments around issues of Brexit/The EU, migration, race, inclusion/exclusion, diversity, and nationalism. Building Blocks to Freedom included the building of a Writing on the Wall’s ‘Wall’ in the city centre, providing a space for artists to perform and audiences to write messages of hope. Tmesis Theatre created a physical theatre protest performance and Lumo Creations provided latin dance and music.